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From Sun Jun 23 08:19:44 PDT 1996
Article: 45459 of alt.revisionism
From: (John Morris)
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: Re: The first "denier" was a Buchenwald inmate
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 1996 07:06:51 GMT
Organization: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
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On Sat, 22 Jun 1996 15:50:58, (Richard Widmann) wrote:

>Regarding one of the fathers of holocaust revisionism, PAUL 
>RASSINIER, here's a brief bio from the CODOH website.  His most 
>important volumes are available from the Institute for Historical 
>Review - Address near the bottom of this post.
>Paul Rassinier
>Paul Rassinier is known as the father of Holocaust Revisionism.  
>Rassinier is an unlikely man to have earned such a title.  Durining 
>World War II, Rassinier was a highly decorated member of the French 
>Resistance.  In October of 1943 he was arrested by the Gestapo for 
>various activities including the smuggling of Jewish refugees over 
>the Franco-Swiss border.  Rassinier was sent to the concentration 
>camp at Buchenwald for his activities.  Later he would be moved to 
>the camp known as Dora where he would stay through the war's end.

This and the following paragraph attempt to create the impression that
because Rassinier was imprisoned at Buchenwald and Dora he has some
special status as a reliable eyewitness. Rassinier's account of life
at Buchenwald and Dora does indeed reveal some of the horror at these
camps. But readers should be aware that neither Buchenwald nor Dora
was an extermination camp on the model of Auschwitz or Treblinka. The
horrors described by Rassineier refer exclusively to what Revisionists
would otherwise have us believe is an ordinary labour camp.

To reach the conclusion that there was no attempt to exterminate the
Jews of Europe, Rassinier has had to rely on the same resources as any
other commentator on historical events.

The CODOH article goes on to discuss Rassinier's most important work
_The Holocaust Story and the Lies of Ulysses_. Readers may be
interested in seeing an excerpt of this work and an ensuing discussion
between myself and the Revisionist Jeff Roberts who posted the

Readers may judge for themselves whether Rassinier is so selective in
his treatment of evidence as to falsify history.

 John Morris                               
 at University of Alberta     
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